On view 9/4/2014 through 10/3/2014
1AM is pleased to present, “Becoming Lucid”, opening Thursday, September 4th, 6:30 – 9:30pm. The exhibit features oil paintings on canvas by French street artist and graphic designer, Arthur Maslard a.k.a. RATUR.
Each painting in “Becoming Lucid” is based off a computer-edited photo, usually of the artist himself. He then uses the photo as a guide to manipulate depth of field, carefully rendering the foreground while allowing the mid and background to slip away into less contrasted illustrations. As a result, each painting contains in itself a sense of unreality; a dreaminess that seems to push forward out of the painting. Allying digital work and technical virtuosity, the series questions the painter’s place in our overwhelmingly digital society and challenges the relationship between street art and a more classical, academic current.
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